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Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi  |  6 June 2014 (USA)
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A military officer is brought into an alien war against an extraterrestrial enemy who can reset the day and know the future. When this officer is enabled with the same power, he teams up with a Special Forces warrior to try and end the war.

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An alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop-forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again...and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Vrataski take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy! Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

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Live, Die, Repeat

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Action | Sci-Fi

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language and brief suggestive material | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

All You Need Is Kill  »

Box Office

Budget:

$178,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$28,760,246 (USA) (6 June 2014)

Gross:

$100,189,501 (USA) (5 September 2014)
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Filmed almost entirely at Leavesden Studios, where the 'Harry Potter' series of films was made. See more »

Goofs

While Cage is waiting for Sergeant Farrell to tell him the number of push-ups he looks back, we see the two APCs coming straight towards him. After he starts doing the push-ups they show us the two APCs again, but now the second looks as if it just turned in from the corner. See more »

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Lt. Col. Bill Cage: [Cage finds Rita and as he rushes towards making her fall back into the crashed aircraft] I'm sorry! I'm trying to save you. We're getting slaughtered, you need to get us off this beach.
Lt. Col. Bill Cage: [Rita watchs him in shock as Cage points his weapon up to shoot the Mimic that's about to attack them] We have to go. This drop ship is about to explode. We have to go now!
Lt. Col. Bill Cage: [he helps Rita stand and rushes forward but stops as he sees another Mimic] Wait.
Lt. Col. Bill Cage: [he shoots at the Mimic] Come on!
Lt. Col. Bill Cage: [...]
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Featured in Film 2015: Episode dated 5 March 2014 (2014) See more »

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Railroad Track
Written by Willy Moon and Curtis Lundy
Performed by Willy Moon
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BETTER than I was expecting!
9 June 2014 | by (Houston, TX) – See all my reviews

I saw the trailer of this, but was expecting another campy "Independence Day" trying to be too funny, "War of the Worlds" that tried to be too serious or "District 9" that was FX for FX sake. I probably would have not gone, but my date said her daughter saw it and loved it.

Wow, was I surprised! The characters make the movie. Cruise's less-than-perfect, frustrated but determined "Cage" quickly got me rooting for him. Emily Blunt's serious "Rita" was a great mirror image protagonist.

The special effects were so clean and well integrated that they didn't overpower the story or become center stage. Instead, they added to bringing in me into making the unreal premise more real.

In the end, this is probably the coolest sci-fi love story I have ever seen. It is nice to see that Hollywood can still produce something other than the formulaic trash that usually keeps me away from the theaters. Warner Brothers, thanks for putting $178 million on the table to make this!


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